USA - Southwest

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Southwest, USA region.



Liberty, Odessa, Texas

$375M DOE Investment Spurs Second Eastman Molecular Recycling Project In U.S.

Department of Energy funding led Eastman to announce plans to build its second U.S. molecular recycling facility in Longview, Texas. In Odessa, Liberty Energy breaks ground on its $50 million project.
PLANT-AS Lubbock Texas

PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS Locates In West Texas

With a vision to modernize the digital infrastructure required to support produce demand worldwide, PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS chose the heartland of American agriculture to do just that. 
Intel

Four Intel Projects Targeted For $8.5B CHIPS And Science Act Funds

U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed up to $8.5 billion in direct funding through the CHIPS and Science Act to advance Intel’s commercial semiconductor projects in Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon.

Pentagon Technologies To Invest $50M In Mesa, AZ Facility

Pentagon Technologies, a company in the semiconductor industry, will invest $50 million to establish a new facility in Mesa, Arizona.
Central Texas

Central Texas Communities Mark Projects To Bring 700+ Jobs

Last week, the cities of Robinson, Pflugerville, and Sugar Land highlighted business relocation and expansions representing new and retained jobs in the manufacturing sector.
Montgomery County, Texas

Lone Star State Success Driven By ‘Hardworking Texans’

Governor Greg Abbott credits the state’s residents — and economic development tools — for its top business ranking.
MHI RJ

MHI RJ Aviation Group Plans Workforce Expansion in Tucson, AZ

MHI RJ (MHIRJ) Aviation Group will add 100 new hires in 2024 — and 250 total over three years — as it aims to meet customer demand.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
FAA grants

FAA Grants Nearly $1B For Building Better Airport Terminals

Under this funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 114 airports across the U.S, spanning 44 states and three territories will improve service and performance.

Netherlands-Based App Givt Establishes HQ in Tulsa, OK

Givt, a Netherlands-based digital giving app, recently established its U.S headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Sandow Lakes

Sandow Lakes Energy To Construct Power Plant in Texas Triangle

Sandow Lakes Energy, a 1,200-megawatt, ultra-efficient, natural-gas fueled power plant, will be constructed in the Texas Triangle.
Airbus

Aerospace And Defense Industry Locations: Cleared For Takeoff

As the aerospace and defense industry continues to grow, companies look for suitable locations.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.
Top Utilities Economic Development

2024 Top Utilities

These top utilities play a key role in state and local economic development endeavors, as well as sustainability efforts.
Laminam, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, New Laminam Facilities

New Laminam Facilities Reflect Commitment To Sustainability

Philip Eeles, President, Laminam North America discusses the company's current corporate expansion and its five new facilities across Canada and in Texas.

Grainger To Establish Distribution Center Near Houston, TX

Grainger's Houston Texas Distribution Center will open in 2026 and be located in Hockley, about 37 miles northwest of Houston.
BlackStar Orbital Arizona

BlackStar Orbital Plans Arizona Spacecraft Manufacturing, Test Facility

The manufacturer of the BlackStar Spacecraft will invest $7.1 million and create more than 50 jobs at Sierra Vista Municipal Airport.
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Listen Now: Talking Texas With Aaron Demerson, TxEDC President & CEO

Aaron Demerson, President & CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), shares his vision to continue to grow the state's success.
Saras Micro Devices Arizona

Saras Micro Devices Opens New HQ, Manufacturing Facility In Arizona

Saras’ new $50M facility in Chandler, AZ will support growth in high-performance computing, AI/machine learning, tap into region's expanding semiconductor ecosystem.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.